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Breast Augmentation Techniques

Breast Augmentation Techniques - Matthew Malamet MDWhen shopping around for the right Encino surgeon for your breast augmentation procedure, it is a wise idea to educate yourself about the different techniques and approaches that can be taken to achieve your desired results. There are four main techniques used for breast augmentation surgery: Inframammary technique, Transaxillary technique, Transumbilical, and Periareolar technique. Here, we will discuss the main details of these techniques, but only your Encino plastic surgeon can decide which technique is best for your breast augmentation surgery.

The Inframammary technique is the most common approach. If you choose this technique for your breast augmentation your surgeon will make an incision within the bottom crease of your breast. This technique allows for a very minor scar and does not infringe on milk production. It is recommended that most patients have their implant placed under the muscle for ideal results and a decreased likelihood for complications.

The Transaxillary technique utilizes an incision within the upper/ inner armpit. This incision is nearly invisible as well, and leaves the glandular nerves and tissue relatively undisturbed.

The Transumbilical technique for breast augmentation is one that makes its incision within the belly button. This approach uses the smallest incision and keeps scars completely away from your breast. Accurate placement of the implant is more difficult with this approach and complications are more likely due to the incision’s far proximity to the actual breast.

The Periareolar breast augmentation technique is used by surgeons to camouflage the incisional scar.

Knowing your options for your breast augmentation surgery will help you help your surgeon determine the best path for you. Please call the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Matthew Malamet MD, in Encino today for your breast augmentation consultation. Dr. Malamet can further explain your options and help you determine what technique would be ideal for your specific anatomy.